Thanks to a $5,000 matching grant from Redwood Credit Union, next month, Lake Family Resource Center will begin offering Telehealth Behavioral Therapy to essential workers.
“We’re deeply grateful to Redwood Credit Union for providing the seed money to allow us to pivot quickly during the COVID-19 pandemic and begin to offer virtual trauma-related services to our essential workers,” said Executive Director Lisa Morrow.
Anyone deemed an essential worker will benefit from the HIPPA-approved telehealth services including medical professionals, law enforcement personnel, grocery store workers, government employees, restaurant staff, etc.
With this new service, Lake FRC anticipates serving 20% more clients with a modality that will continue after shelter in place has lifted. “Telehealth will be part of our new normal,” says Morrow. “Many clients are more comfortable virtually, and it has the advantage of being more accessible, especially to those lacking reliable transportation.”
Lake FRC has been providing trauma-related counseling services since its inception, most often to victims of domestic violence, sexual and child abuse. However, Lake FRC has responded to community need before. After the Valley Fire, it offered trauma counseling to fire survivors and continues to offer services to all victims of subsequent wildfires. “Our therapists are trained in all aspects of trauma regardless of what caused it to manifest,” says Morrow. “Helping residents work through trauma benefits the individual and our community as a whole.”
Lake FRC is currently undertaking a matching gift campaign to turn RCU’s $5,000 donation into $10,000 or more. “Quite simply, the more funds we have, the more services we provide, the more people we help, and the stronger our community will be,” says Morrow.
Lake FRC has been serving Lake County families since 1995 to achieve safe, sustainable, healthy families and community. A 501c3 nonprofit organization, most services are provided at no cost and are funded through government grants and community donations. Lake FRC serves approximately 1,400 families and 4,500 individuals each year.
If you are interested in learning more about the program or in making a contribution to Lake FRC, please call (707) 279-0563 or log onto lakefrc.org.